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3 Come, all ye souls by sin oppressid,
Ye restless wand'rers after rest;
Ye poor, and maim'd, and halt, and blind,
In Christ a hearty welcome find.
4 My message as from God receive;
Ye all may come to Christ and live :
O let his love your hearts constrain,
Nor suffer him to die in vain.
5 See him set forth before your eyes,
That precious, bleeding sacrifice :
His offer'd benefits embrace,
And freely now be saved by grace.

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And yet there is room.
YEwretched starting poor,
Where mercy spreads her bounteous store

For every humble guest.
2 See, Christ, with open arms,

luvítes, And bids you come; O stay not back, though tear alarms;

For yet there still is room. 3 O come, and with us taste

The blessings of his love :
While hope expects the sweet repast

Of nobler joys above.
4 There, with united voice,

Before the eternal throne,
Ten thousand thousand souls rejoice,

In ecstasies unknown.
6 Ten thousand thousand more

Are welcoine still to come:
Ye longing souls, the grace adore;

Approach, there yet is room.

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All things are now ready.
CINNERS, obey the gospel word;

Haste to the supper of my Lord;
Be wise to know your gracious day;
All things are ready,-come away.
2 Ready the Father is to own,
And kiss his late-returning son;
Ready your loving Saviour stands,
And spreads for you his bleeding hands.
3 Ready the Spirit of his love,
Just now the stony to remove;
To apply and witness with the blood,
And wash and seal the sons of God.
4 Ready for you the angels wait,
To triumph in your blest estato;
Tuning their harps, they lor.z to praise
The wonders of redeeming grace.
5 The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Are realy, with their shining host:
All heaven is ready to resound,
Tho dead 's alive! the lost is found !
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6th P. M, 6 lines 18.
Come, and welcome.
TROM the cross uplifted high,

Where the Saviour deigns to die,
What melodious sounds we bear
Bursting on the ravish'd ear:
Love's redeeming work is done
Come and welcome, sinner, come!
2 Sprinkled now with blond the throne-
Why beneath thy burdens groan!
On his piercéd body luid,
Justice owns the rangem paid;
Bow the knee,-embrace the Son
Come and welcome, sinner, come!

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3 Spread for thee, the festal board
See with richest bounty storei;
To thy Father's bosom press'd,
Thou shalt be a child confesed,
Never from his house to roam;
Come and welcome, sinner, come!

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All-sufficiency of Ilis grace.
TOI every one that thirsts, draw nigh:
Mercy and free salvation buy,

Buy wine, and milk, and gospel grace. ? Come to the living waters, come!

Sinners, obey your Maker's call; Return, ye weary wand'rers, bome,

And find his grace is free for all. 3 See from the Rock a fountain rise;

For you in healing streams it rolls; Money ye neerl not bring, nor price,

Ye lab'ring, burden'd, sin-sick souls. 4 Nothing ye in exchange shall give;

Leave all you have, and are, behind; Frankly the gift of God receive;

Pardon and peace in Jesus find.

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L. M.
The joys of penitence.

ye ,
U In Christ to paradise restored :
His proffer'd benefits embrace,
The plenitude of gospel grace :-
? A pardon written with his blood;
The favour and the peace of God;
The seeing eye, the feeling sense,
The mystic joys of penitenco :-

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3 The godly fear, the pleasing smart,
The meltings of a broken heart;
The tears that tell your sins forgiven;
The sighs that wast your souls to heaven :-
4 The guiltless shame, the sweet distress,
The' unutterable tenderness;
The genuine, meek humility;
The wonder, why such love to me:-
5 The' o'erwhelming power of saving grace
The sight that reils the seraph's face;
The speechless awe that dares not move,
And all the silent heaven of love.

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The woanderer recalled.
RET
ETURN, 0 wanderer, return,

And seek thy Father's face;
Those new desires which in thee burn

Were kindled by his grace.
2 Return, 0 wanderer, return;

He hears thy humble sigh:
He sees thy soften'd spirit mourn,

When no one else is nigh.
3 Return, wanderer, return;
Thy Saviour bids thee live:
Come to his cross, and, grateful, learn

Huw freely he'll forgive.
4 Return, wanderer, retum,

And wipe the falling tear :
Thy Father calls, no longer mourn;

Tis love invites thee near.
5 Retom, 0 wanderer, return;
Regain thy long-sought rest:
The Saviour's melting mercies yearn

To clasp thee to his breast,

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7th P. M. 8 lines 18.

Why will ye die 1
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VINNERS, turn; why will ye die!

God, your Maker, asks you why!
God, who did your being give,
Mude you with himself to live;
He the fatal cause demands;
Asks the work of his own hands,
Why, ye thankless creatures, why
Will ye cross his love, and die!
2 Sinners, turn; why will ye die!
God, your Saviour, Asks you why!
He, who did your souls retrieve,
Died bimself, that ye might live.
Will ye let him die in vain!
Crucify your Lord again!
Why, ye ransom'd sinners, wby
Will ye slight his grace, and die!
8 Sinners, turn; why will ye die!
God, the Spirit, asks you why!
He, who all your lives hath strove,
Urged you to enıbrace his love.
will ye not his grace receive!
Will ye still refuse to live?
O ye dying sinners, why,
Why will ye forever dies
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Tender er poslulation.
SINNERS, turn, while God is near;
Now, e'en now, your Saviour stands;
All day long he spreads bis hands;
Cries, ---Ye will not happy be ;
No, ye will not come to me,
Me, who life to none deny:
Why will ye resolve to die?

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